Legislators shouldn’t be exempt from transparency

March 28, 2013 

I would like to commend The Sun News on their recent article on transparency of government and its importance. Interestingly, the legislature would like to omit themselves while advocating other workers for the state be subjected to this open air policy. Apparently, they perceive themselves on a special level of unaccountability which skews the entire concept altogether.

There's a reason for the people to know what their elected representatives are doing in their name and with their money. It thwarts corruption and leads to better oversight in conducting the people's business. If you've been a good representative, honest and forthright, why would you be resistant to swing open the doors and let the sunshine in? The people of South Carolina deserve nothing less.

The writer lives in Perry, Maine.

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